Summer is here and with it the main three targets of anglers coming to this area are all here. Tarpon, Redfish, and Snook are all actively feeding in the region. Now is the time to catch all of these trophies.
The Tarpon have shown up as is the norm for this time of year all over Tampa Bay ranging the West Central beaches from Clearwater to Saint Petersburg. The best time to target these brawlers is from daybreak to dark in warmer water. Seeing one of these beauties break the water is the thrill of a lifetime for many anglers. Book your trip for the thrill that only the King can bring. Our recent inshore charter fishing trips have been catching Tarpon ranging from 80 to 100 Lbs.
Redfish will be scattered from the wind but will bunch back up quickly. Fish 22 to 28 inches have been the norm. They have moved onto the flats, staging on sand points and oyster bars and mangrove shorelines. These bull dogs will be transitioning to cut bait such as dead thread fins cut ladyfish and small pinfish soaked on the bottom as the water keeps heating up.
Snook are still on the beaches from John pass to clearwater Beach. Look for the snook to start transitioning to the flats and in the passes. White bait has been the bait of choice but having pinfish and select shrimp can really coax these weary fish into feeding. Fish ranging from 5 to 20 Lbs.
Speckled trout or Sea Trout have been all over the same areas as the snook with lots of fish from 16 to 25in which makes for great action.
Thanks Capt Craig
Call me to book your trip. I have over 30 years fishing these waters, so you are sure to enjoy your time on the water with me.